By Shuma Talukdar
This is high time for the apex court to rise up and realise its constitutional obligations rather than just follow the manifesto of the political party leading the current coalition government at the centre. It should realise that it is the guardian of our constitution and the highest authority for protecting the rights and liberties of every individual in the country and for upholding the value of the rule of law.
By Ishfaq Majid & Varinder Singh
The television channel “Gulistan” worked like a messenger for the people of the valley by telecasting a special program “Apnun k Naam Paigam” in which the people from J&K who are currently out of the state came up with video and audio messages for their loved ones living in Kashmir.
By Ishupal Singh Kang
The current move by the government has significant resemblances with the tools employed by the British Empire in putting an entire population under subjugation. The modus operandi of such a rule – measures, technicalities and tricks – that have been associated with colonial era continues to be the dominant and desirable strategy for a postcolonial state like India.
By Shahid Jamal
The BJP and their supporters can’t deny the fact that even today the indicators of growth and development for Jammu & Kashmir are better than the indicators for Gujarat. The kind of poverty that we see in Gujarat and in rest of India often we don’t see in the streets of Kashmir.
By Caroline Vimla and Inamul Haq
The ongoing situation in Kashmir echoes Frantz Fanon’s formulation that the colonial forces focus on two things: it creates a division and the frontiers are populated by barracks and military forces. It is the military man who is more powerful than anyone else and they are frequent in their actions in order to maintain contact with the natives. The creation of fear is one of the tactics the colonizer employs and, in the process, he uses brute forces.